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“Flying Miners” land in Australia

ABC TV in Australia has tapped Banijay Group company Screentime Factual to produce a three-hour unscripted series with the working title of The Flying Miners.
October 22, 2013

ABC TV in Australia has tapped Banijay Group company Screentime Factual to produce a three-hour unscripted series with the working title of The Flying Miners. 

The series follows fly-in fly-out miners who work across Australia, as well as the mining executives who keep the industry alive.

Filming has begun on the series, which is produced with the financial assistance of Screen Australia and ScreenWest. International sales will be represented by Banijay International.

“Working on the frontline of the country’s greatest resources boom, The Flying Miners captures ordinary Australians, the faces behind the headlines,” said Stephen Peters, executive producer for Screentime. “We are thrilled to share the unique and untold stories of the people at the epicenter of the mining industry.”

“Reports about the mining boom being over are greatly exaggerated,” added ABC TV commissioning editor Anita Brown. “This will be a powerful documentary series filmed at a seminal point in the industry’s development. Screentime has got some fantastic access, and at the heart of the series will be the characters who drive the industry, from the bottom of the pit to the top of the executive boardroom.”

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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